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12-30-2011, 03:33 AM
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He just was just lucky. His overall game was awful.. How can't you see it? Just count the turnovers.
I NEVER SAID HIS OVERALL GAME WASN'T BAD FOR ****'s SAKE! His job is to score goals and no matter how he does it, he's doing his job. He isn't a grinder. I can't understand how Pulkkinen can get away with being lazy and bad defensively, but when Armia does it Finns demand him to be crucified. Guy like Pulkkinen isn't even good enough to get in to that position of scoring those "lucky goals" because he's too slow.

Armia used his speed to break loose and put those pucks in the net. Most guys aren't skilled player/good enough skaters to do that.

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12-30-2011, 07:20 AM
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I hope Armia improves his overall effort. Those goals should bring his confidence up.

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12-30-2011, 02:54 PM
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I think people have been too hard on Armia. He finishes his checks atleast.. he is just very lanky right now. He is weak on the walls, but he should be able to get some muscle mass pretty easily.. he weighs the same as smurf Salomäki for gods sake.

At 6'4 he should be able to be decent enough on the walls when he is full grown all the way..

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12-30-2011, 10:00 PM
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Scored a nice goal today, but still his overall effort could be a whole lot better even though there was a few moments like before that 1-0-goal.

Have to wait and see.


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12-30-2011, 10:09 PM
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I think Armia could be a superstar in NHL. Just look at the coolness of the backhand goal tonight. A superstar in the making. Also, he is really tall and cute so he is very marketable.

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12-30-2011, 11:33 PM
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Little translation of the little interview since I am bored.

Q: Strong part of your game
A: Goalscoring and being straightforward
Q: Room to still improve
A: Add muscle and just do things more quickly
Q: Future goals
A: Hopefully the NHL
Q: Role model in hockey
A: Noone special, just liked all the nice dangles and other highlight stuff
Q: The Finnish team
A: Good team, many players who have gotten much icetime in SM-liiga and the league is pretty close to the WJC
Q: Togetherness in the team
A: Have played together in nat team and against all since the juniors
Q: Raipe as a headcoach
A: Very good, everybody respects him and he gives good advice
Q: The Lion spirit
A: Gives all a bit of a extra jump when in a finnish jersey
Q: Thing you would steal
A: Mi.Granlunds hockey IQ
Q: Atmosphere
A: Since it is in Canada the arena will always be full and will be nice to play
Q: Recipe for success
A: Goals and giving it your all

Suprisingly not that awkward.

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12-31-2011, 09:12 AM
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The goal against Denmark:



And doesn't even smile.

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12-31-2011, 09:16 AM
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And doesn't even smile.

Would you? They let him walk in, and even the goalie barely made an attempt to save it. That's like scoring in practice. Who cares?

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12-31-2011, 09:22 AM
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The goal against Denmark:



And doesn't even smile.
Danish defense? wow.

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12-31-2011, 09:42 AM
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Would you? They let him walk in, and even the goalie barely made an attempt to save it. That's like scoring in practice. Who cares?
Maybe. Not many.

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12-31-2011, 04:14 PM
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Would you? They let him walk in, and even the goalie barely made an attempt to save it. That's like scoring in practice. Who cares?
reminded me of the cheese move in NHL94

still, goal's a goal. i love this kid.

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01-01-2012, 11:16 PM
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this guy has to be the laziest player in the tournament. Worse than Heater (Heatley)

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01-02-2012, 10:24 AM
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this guy has to be the laziest player in the tournament. Worse than Heater (Heatley)
laziest player with 3+2 is pretty impressive

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01-02-2012, 02:44 PM
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laziest player with 3+2 is pretty impressive
+1, scoring in important matches

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01-02-2012, 03:05 PM
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laziest player with 3+2 is pretty impressive
Meh, he's had some good luck with his points.

I like Armia, he is one of my favourite players but i dont know why he always looks so lazy. I know he is trying, but for some reason it seems like he isnt playing with that big of a heart (for example compare him to Salomaki). He has all the tools to even become PPG player in the NHL IMO. But, for that to happen he needs to realize that hockey is more of a will's game than how well you can deke.

Im satisfied with his overall performance so far in this tournament, but i think he could do just so much more. Its a shame that player with that size and skillset misses something this important.

He isnt going to change, he will always be offense first guy who sometimes lacks the effort, but i hope he will improve in that area regardless.

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01-02-2012, 03:06 PM
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this guy has to be the laziest player in the tournament. Worse than Heater (Heatley)
I think he comes of looking like lazy because of his laid back style. Hes player who is invisible at times but makes the difference when needed and suddenly out of nowhere.

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01-02-2012, 06:49 PM
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I think he comes of looking like lazy because of his laid back style. Hes player who is invisible at times but makes the difference when needed and suddenly out of nowhere.
Heater ain't that lazy... Just call Armia "Semin V1.01"

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01-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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great game against sweden.

im no scout but either armia or granlund was the best player on the ice.

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01-03-2012, 07:27 PM
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01-03-2012, 07:30 PM
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I really like seeing finnish player like this. Extremely skilled, trolling and a bit selfish. His antics seemed a bit like young kovalchuks, still not saying his as skilled.

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01-03-2012, 07:33 PM
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Great game for Armia, he really had the effort tonight.

Scored, great goal in the SO and epic trolling.

At that point i thought we would have one of the most memorable wins in recent memory. But OFC the Swedes had to win it again.

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01-03-2012, 08:05 PM
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Scored, great goal in the SO and epic trolling.

At that point i thought we would have one of the most memorable wins in recent memory. But OFC the Swedes had to win it again.
Would enjoy that now so much more if Finland would have won.

Brought back memories of Marko Kivenmäki (0:45):


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01-03-2012, 08:06 PM
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I really think that its a shame he didn't get a descent playmaker on his side in this tournament.. Well maybe next year.

5+2 in six games is not bad tho, especially in that line.
The canada game was the only one where he didnt score a goal.

my rating for the finnish top forwards:

Mig ****
Armia***1/2
Pulkkinen ***
Salomäki***

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01-03-2012, 08:11 PM
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I really think that its a shame he didn't get a descent playmaker on his side in this tournament.. Well maybe next year.
The Donskoi-Salomäki-Armia line was just three individuals most of the time. Pretty frustrating looking at that lines play even with the pretty good production (not talking about you Donskoi).

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01-03-2012, 08:46 PM
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I think he comes of looking like lazy because of his laid back style. Hes player who is invisible at times but makes the difference when needed and suddenly out of nowhere.
one thing to notice, he has been raising playing tempo game by game whole tournament.. was almost active tonight

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great game against sweden.

im no scout but either armia or granlund was the best player on the ice.
you watched the shootout, right? had to give Armia big respect as being underaged but not underachiever, i never thought he was that bad on canada game, like anyone tried to show up on that time on that team looked just out of place.


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